Delhi

Father gave girls ‘unknown medicine’, says SDM report

‘Mandawali children did get some food items regularly’

The father of the three girls who allegedly died due to starvation on Tuesday in Mandawali, gave an “unknown medicine” to them the night before their death, the inquiry report of the area Sub-Divisional Magistrate has found.

Though the post-mortem report had said the girls — Mansi (8), Shikha (4) and Parul (2) — died of starvation or malnutrition, the report by SDM (Preet Vihar) Arun Gupta, which was submitted to the Delhi government on Friday, concluded there was need for further investigation.

Mixed with hot water

The report concluded that the victims were given some medicine mixed with hot water by their father, Mangal Singh, on Monday night.

The SDM concluded that since all three children had died on the same day after being given some medicine by their father, who remained missing, “an element of doubt” was raised, leading for the need of further investigation.

Given the living conditions of the family, it seemed the children did not get adequate nutrition, though they did get “some food items regularly”, the report further stated.

The inquiry also found that there was ₹1,805 in a bank account in Mansi’s name. The report added the three children were suffering from loose motions and vomiting, which could have been due to a stomach infection.

Also, they were not given adequate medical care, which may have caused dehydration.

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